Coloured chalk drawing, 33,5 x 47 cm, lo. ri. sign. Tom Hops, matted a. framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Landscapist a. painter of townscapes. H. had a commercial education a. sailed the seas before turning to painting since 1928, mostly self-taught. He was very successul a. received many honours, among them the Dürer prize of the town of Nuremberg in 1943, the Ernst Reuter prize in Berlin in 1959 a. the Edwin Scharff prize in Hamburg in 1960. H. was the first Hamburg painter to be showcased in a New York gallery after the war in 1954. In 1974 he was made professor.